HarperCollins Speakers Bureau

Howard Green

Canada’s Leading Interviewer of Business Leaders and Expert on Business Finance


  • How TD Bank Rose to the Top and Took on the USA: A Case Study of Embracing Entrepreneurialism and Being Ready to be Lucky
  • What People Are Worth: The Widening Rift Between Executive Compensation and Everyone Else's
  • Forget Retirement: Where We've Been Economically and Where We're Headed


Canada, Toronto

Howard Green, experienced journalist, broadcaster, documentary filmmaker and author, has interviewed some of the most prominent business leaders, decision makers, and financial experts in North America. He is the anchor of Headline with Howard Green, the flagship program on Business News Network in Canada, a network he helped launch in 1999. He is the author of Banking on America (HarperCollins), which provides an in-depth look at how TD Bank has become one of the most proactive financial institutions in the world. Green brings this Canadian-born bank to life through the people who have built it into the money-spinning machine that now spews out some $18 million a day in profit. He is a regular speaker at conferences and high profile events.

With a bachelor's degree from Carleton University in Ottawa and a master's from Columbia University, Green started his career in 1979 in his hometown of Halifax, Nova Scotia, hanging lights and doing gopher work at Atlantic Television System. After a stint as a local news reporter in Canada's Atlantic provinces, in 1983 he went on to work as a co-host and field producer for Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's (CBC) What's New? program. He started covering business in 1988 when he took a position as the contributing producer and reporter at Venture, a weekly business magazine program on CBC-TV. Green also reported from Canada for PBS' Nightly Business Report from 1989-1994.

Green quickly became one of Canada's most well-respected broadcast journalists, establishing a career that has allowed him to investigate every corner of the business spectrum. He has also made nearly a dozen documentaries, for which he has received a number of awards, the most notable being The Investigation of Swissair 111, a film that took viewers inside the four and half year inquiry into a plane crash that cost the lives of 229 people. The film earned Green the Gemini Award, Canada's top television prize, and two Emmy nominations for the U.S. version that aired on the PBS series NOVA.

Praise for Banking on America:

"Canadian banks have not fared well in the U.S. Heck, lately American banks haven't fared well in the U.S. So, how has TD Bank done the seemingly impossible? Howard Green's fast-paced book tells the truly fascinating story." -- David Chilton, author of The Wealthy Barber and The Wealthy Barber Returns

"Bankers are a rare breed: the fiscal father confessors of us all. Banking on America portrays, in almost hypnotic detail, the splendid career of Ed Clark, the banker with a conscience who has outdone his competitors. It is the most complete and most compelling profile of the beguiling money man who turned Canadian banking human, and it's the best book ever done on Canadian banking." -- Peter C. Newman

"As he does as anchor for Business News Network, Howard Green brings thorough research, insightful analysis of the banks, and brings alive the people who operate them in an engrossing, behind the scenes story, featuring how the TD Bank invaded the USA. A must read for anyone interested in banking or finance." -- Tony Griffiths, Corporate Director and Consultant

"A fascinating and compelling Canadian business book." -- Malcolm Knight, Former CEO of the Bank for International Settlements

Praise for Howard Green:

"I have worked closely with Howard Green on the presentation of "Canada's Outstanding CEO of the Year" and "Canada's Top 40 under 40." As the MC of these events, he was most engaging and connected strongly with the audience. He was always well prepared, easy to work with and unflappable. He made it look easy and our events were all the better for his contribution." -- Tom MacMillan, President of TMAC Communications